Alan Jackson doesn't just share his last name with the uber-king of pop, Michael Jackson. The country crooner is also a member of the royal musical elite and has been bestowing his melodic bounty upon his subjects for more than two decades now. His rise to superstardom is lined with fifty top-ten singles including almost three dozen #1s, a dozen chart-topping studio and compilation albums, and is encrusted all round with 29 platinum and three gold records. He has amassed a virtual treasure trove of almost three dozen awards, mostly of the AMA, CMA and ACM variety with a sprinkling of Grammys. Alan's perpetual popularity is courtesy his knack for writing his own songs coupled with his unique hooks that have always mirrored the sentiments of the generations. His compositions are best heard live in a befitting setting so line up some Alan Jackson tickets to knock 'em down later.
Like many Americans, Alan Jackson
's foray into music was due to a childhood immersion into a double dose of gospel music by his parents, both in the church and at home. However, after being introduced to the music of the likes of Gene Watson and hank Williams Junior, Jackson developed an affinity towards country music and hasn't looked back since. Performing as part of a local country duo during his teens, Alan, dropped out of school to pursue it as a career and hooked up with his high school sweetheart Denise, who was later influential in getting him connected with country legend Glen Campbell that resulted in Jackson being signed on to Arista Nashville in 1989 as the label's first country artist. Alan Jackson
's debut studio offering Here in the Real World
seemed to have fared in a way that was too good to be true for the "real world" by breaking into the top-ten slot of the US Country chart and spawning a trifecta of top-ten singles including the chart-topping title track as well as going two times platinum. His sophomore record ‘Don't Rock the Jukebox’ mirrored the previous one in chart performance and upped the ante by going four times platinum and cranking out a quartet of #1 singles. Alan Jackson
's remaining tranche of albums for the 1990s completely ruled the roost of the country music scene courtesy a quartet of number one albums namely ‘Who I Am’ and ‘Everything I Love’, including a Billboard 200
top-ten trio. The chart-topping hits kept on coming akin to a deluge in the form of singles such as "Chattahoochee," "Gone Country," "There Goes," "Little Bitty," and "It Must Be Love".
During the 2000s, Alan Jackson
kept on racking up frequent flier miles by soaring high in the country music stratosphere and dispersed a trail of six number one albums including 2002's quadric-platinum Drive
, 2004's What I Do
and 2008's Good Time
that went straight to the top of Billboard 200. The chart-topping hits kept on piling up with "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)," that also clamped down on 2002's ‘Best Country
, and "It's Five O'Clock Somewhere" as well as "Remember When" that both went gold. Alan did indeed seem to be having a "Good Time" when three singles from the eponymous album rang the bell on the top of the US Country chart in 2007-2008 and then had an all out fiesta two years later when he clinched a Grammy for "As She's Walking Away," a collaboration with the Zac Brown Band.
While touring, Alan Jackson
has descended upon some of the biggest events out there. From his lucrative headlining of his 1995 Fruit of the Loom Comfort Tour
that entailed around a hundred concerts, to his 2004 tour that had the likes of Martina McBride opening his gigs, to his meander to the Land Down Under last year; Alan has been a consummate performer all along. So book some Alan Jackson tickets
now and gear up for a head on collision with a musical "Freight Train" that is going to bear down on you whilst firing on all cylinders.
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